Back in 2018, my buddy Steve and I went down to the swamps on the Louisiana / Texas line, and it was there that I captured one of my favorite images of that year – frankly one of my favorites of all time.  Because of that image, I’ve been wanting to go back and explore further, BUT… it’s a really long drive, and I just haven’t made time for it. 

Well, turns out there are cypress trees growing in water all over the southern half of the US, and there are plenty of places to shoot them much closer to home.  One such place is George L Smith State Park (thanks for the tip Steve A!) in Georgia.  Like the bayou, this particular mill pond is best seen from the water, so I enlisted Wes, from Mill Pond Kayak to show Holly and I around.  We had an absolute blast!

My hope was to catch the trees in fall color, but due to early colors and an unfortunate series of high-wind days, we ended up missing the bulk of the color.  What I found though, is that even with mostly bald trees, the park was still gorgeous, especially as the light got right.  Above and below are a few images that I captured while I was there.  Hope you enjoy them!

More next week!

–Dan Thompson

Title Address Description
Cades Cove
George L Smith St Park, 371 George L Smith State Park Rd, Twin City, GA 30471, USA

Alternate Perspective

ˈȯl-tər-nət pər-ˈspek-tiv
  1. A substitute or different visible scene.
  2. Another view or angle.
Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors
Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors

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